DragonFly kernel List (threaded) for 2005-04
Re: Stable tag will be slipped Sunday and release engineering will begin Monday
On Tue, Apr 05, 2005 at 10:22:52AM +0000, Rahul Siddharthan wrote:
> Joerg Sonnenberger wrote:
> >On Tue, Apr 05, 2005 at 03:50:03AM +0000, Rahul Siddharthan wrote:
> >> So one either needs binary packages (apt downloads and
> >> signature-verifies *all* needed updates before installing them) or
> >> needs a mechanism that builds packages for *all* updates before
> >> installing them (as I said, I think that exists for pkgsrc).
> Hm, I'm not sure it's exactly what I mean, but now that I think about
> it, what I mean is rather hard to do with source packages.
> Suppose you want to install package A, which requires upgrading
> package B, which requires upgrading package C. Upgrading C will break
> D and E so those too need to be upgraded.
That's why you use a jail for building the packages. It allows you to
keep the running system and switch to the built packages once they are
finished (perhaps even tested).